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World Vegetarian Day: New Study Finds Beans Just As Filling As Beef!

Do you think vegetarian food is less filling than meat? Well, if you do, you are about to be proved wrong! Tomorrow is World Vegetarian Day and to help celebrate vegetarianism worldwide, we thought we would draw your attention to a recent study carried out in the States, which suggests that veggie dishes are actually

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Become #FullofLife This Older People’s Day

“Ageing isn’t just really old people looking frail, nor is it really old people doing whacky things” Older People’s Day   This Thursday is Older People’s Day and for the sixth year in a row Richmond Council will be holding its “Full Of Life Week” which runs from 4th-9th October. The week is all about

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Take The Stoptober Challenge And Quit Smoking This October

Are you a smoker? Could you give up smoking for 28 days? That’s the challenge that comedians Rhod Gilbert, Al Murray, Bill Bailey and Shappa Khorsandi are all encouraging smokers to take part in next month. All of them have different personal experiences and know how difficult it is to quit – either through struggles

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Mediterranean Diet Could Prevent Depression

The results of a ten year study suggest that eating a Mediterranean diet could prevent depression. The research, conducted by the Department of Preventative Medicine and Public Health at the University of Navarra in Northern Spain involved 15,000 participants who helped the researchers to identify possible links between diet and health factors including diabetes and

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#BleedForEngland: Give Blood This Rugby World Cup

As the Rugby World Cup 2015 tournament kicks off tomorrow night at Twickenham, residents across Richmond are building up to the excitement and getting ready to show their support for their chosen rugby team. Throughout the rugby world cup period, NHS Blood & Transplant is asking people to show their support, both on and off the

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Richmond To Benefit From Innovative Service To Tackle Common Sleep Disorder

A new service to help people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) opened at the weekend. The new service, which opened at Hampton Hill Medical Centre, will help with the diagnosis and management of the condition, which currently affects approximately 1.5 million adults in the UK.   What is OSA? OSA is a condition

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Transmission Of Alzheimer’s A Possibility, Say Scientists

  A new study from University College London (UCL) has found that it may be possible to contract Alzheimer’s through medical operations. The study found that “prions” – the type of protein that causes dementia are resistant to standard procedures of medical sterilisation and can stick to metal objects, such as medical instruments and surgical devices.

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#SayIDonate this National Transplant Week

Have you considered organ donation?   This week, NHS Blood and Transplant is asking people to consider adding their names to the NHS Organ Donor Register to help save lives. Organ donation is reliant on people giving their consent for their organs to be used to save the life of another. As well as signing

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that every day, more than 10 children are diagnosed with cancer in the UK? That is why, this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we are pledging our support to help spread its key messages which include the importance of diagnosis, and the huge impact fundraising efforts can make to improving the treatment and

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All Babies To Be Vaccinated Against Meningitis B

A new publicly funded scheme to vaccinate all newborn babies in the UK against Meningitis B has started this week. The new programme, which is the first of its kind in the world, will see the meningitis B vaccine become part of routine immunisations and will be provided at the ages of two, four and

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